Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world.
Crop protection companies have developed a broad range of very effective insecticides for the control of lepidopteran pests. Unfortunately, as a consequence of the misuse or overuse of these insecticides, many species have developed resistance. Populations of Plutella xylostella, for example, have developed resistance to virtually every insecticide used against them. Additionally, there are numerous other lepidopteran species prone to resistance development.
- Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda
- Cotton leafworm Spodoptera litura
- Beet armyworm Spodoptera exigua
- Codling Moth Cydia pomonella
- Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella
- Tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta
- Chilo suppressalis Chilo suppressalis
- Corn earworm Helicoverpa zea
- Cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera
- European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis
- European grapevine moth Lobesia botrana
- Eggplant fruit borer Leucinodes orbonalis
- Tobacco budworm Heliothis virescens